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Project STAYOUT: Strategies Teaching Adolescent Young Offenders to Use Transition Skills

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $999,000)

The purpose of Project STAY OUT (Strategies Teaching Adolescent Young Offenders to Use Transition Skills) is to develop a sustainable transition service model for incarcerated youth exiting youth correctional facilities and transitioning into the community and on into adulthood. Four model programs will be developed across Oregon. This proposal is a collaboration between the Oregon Youth Authority, the Oregon Department of Education, and the University of Oregon. Project STAY OUT will be modeled after an existing project'Project SUPPORT'defined as a promising practice in the Tools for Success and Delinquency Prevention (NASDSE, 2007) and is aligned with the essential features of the intensive aftercare program. This project's goal is to develop a sustainable funding model with leveraged funds through accessing Average Daily Membership (ADM) from state school funds for transition services provided to project participants. Through the development of this funding model, these programs will be embedded within the existing systems of each region and will be sustained once grant funds end. Outcome evaluation strategies will be implemented to measure the effectiveness of project services on systems change and youth achievements and reported to OJJDP. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 10, 2007